AmritaCREATE, Amrita University, organized a one-day workshop on OLabs at Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, on 9 September, 2017. Seventy science teachers from seventeen schools participated in the workshop.
Dr. V.S. Vishnu Potty, Vice-Chancellor, S.C.S.V.M.V. University, Kanchipuram, was the chief guest for the program. The workshop started at 10 A.M in the morning. Suresh Dhandapani, staff member of AmritaCREATE, explained OLabs to the participants. During the demo session, he explained how to perform an experiment in OLabs virtually. The demo session continued till 12 P.M which was followed by hands-on session on OLabs, conducted in two batches. In the hands-on session, the participants got the opportunity to explore OLabs in the computer lab of the school for one hour. After the training session, certificates of participation and free OLabs CDs were given to the participants for future reference.
"Thanks for an amazing day. Feeling fully informed and inspired. Very useful website that can really reform the area of teaching," commented by T.Sangavai Chemistry Teachers from PUM School.
"The Children will use this virtual lab for learning by doing which is very important to understand the concept and connect with our day to day life," commented by Banumathy Biology Teachers from MLM Mamallan Matric Higher Secondary School.
"This training program is very useful and helpful to us. As a teacher, we can deliver the theory concepts in to practical by showing this OLabs to students. The students can easily capture the concept," by PV. Poornima Chemistry Teachers from MLM Mamallan Matric Higher Secondary School.
"When the student wants to recollect the practical sessions, they do not have to go lab. They can directly go to OLabs website and try out the lab experiments online,” by GD. Kavitha from GHS School.